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Regina Moshe, MD
Founder, President, CEO & Medical Director

Regina Moshe MD is a New York board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in spine pain and injury rehabilitation, She is the founder, president, CEO & medical director of CitiMed New York Injury Doctors / Medical Care. Dr. Moshe received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College in New York, NY, and attended medical school at Ross University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Moshe is fluent in both English and Russian.

Steven Ugras, MD, FACS
Hand Surgery

Dr. Steven Urgras is a board-certified hand surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School (formerly Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). He then completed his surgical training through Mount Sinai School of Medicine, before obtaining specialty training in hand surgery at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Ugras has a focus on traumatic injuries, including motor vehicle accidents and personal injury. Dr. Ugras remains on the cutting edge of advances in therapy, medications and surgical options for problems of the hand and wrist, as well as many elbow problems. These advances include endoscopic or arthroscopic techniques that allow for smaller incisions and quicker recovery. Other advances may avoid surgery altogether, as with incisionless surgery for Dupuytren’s disease using Xiaflex. He works closely with hand therapists and medical providers to find what options are best for you. He is also an active member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

On the personal side, Dr. Ugras realizes that patients have complex needs beyond their medical conditions that speak to their individuality. In his spare time, Dr. Ugras enjoys reading and recreational activities, such as basketball and swimming. He is an avid fan of movies and travel. He is a native of New Jersey. He values time with his family, including his wife and three children.

Luis Grau, MD

Dr. Luis C. Grau is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of orthopedic conditions of the Hip and Knee. Dr. Grau’s clinical interest includes minimally invasive surgical techniques which help promote more rapid recovery. He has advanced training in arthroscopy, direct anterior hip replacement, quad-sparing partial and total knee replacement and is an expert in robotic arm assisted and computer navigated partial and total joint replacement. Dr. Grau believes in advancing the field of joint reconstruction and has authored numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, presented his research about both national and international meetings and serves on the editorial board of The American Journal of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Grau was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. He followed in his father’s footsteps who is also an Orthopaedic Surgeon and studied pre-medicine at the University of Miami where he was accepted on an academic scholarship and as a member of the Honors College. He went on to graduate with high honors and was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society. Dr. Grau then moved to Chicago to complete his medical school where he was recruited and awarded an academic scholarship by the Hispanic Center of Excellence. In medical school, he was voted president of his class and graduated as a member of the prestigious AOA medical honor society awarded to the top students in each class.

Following medical school, Dr. Grau was selected to complete his residency at the University of Miami Department of Orthopaedics, one of the busiest and most well-recognized residency programs in the country. While in residency he had extensive training in level I orthopedic trauma, arthroscopy, sports medicine and participated in the orthopedic care of the Miami Marlins and the University of Miami Athletics. He was then selected to complete an additional one-year joint replacement fellowship at the Rothman Institute where he performed over 1000 joint replacements with leaders in the field.

Dr. Grau’s practice philosophy is to always start simple and to treat his patients like he would his own family.

David Friedman, MD

Abhishek Kumar, MD

Dr. Abhishek Kumar specializes in minimally-invasive spine surgery and motion preservation spine surgery. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, followed by his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency at McGill University in Quebec and his fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York with a specialization in Orthopedic Spine Surgery.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the North American Spine Society, Lumbar Spine Research Society, American Academy of Orthopedics Surgeons, and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, among others.

Jay Shah, DO MBA

Dr. Shah is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. After graduating from Union College in Schenectady, NY, Dr. Shah earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.

His practice encompasses a wide range of spinal conditions, including traumatic injuries and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His training allows him to cater treatment options specifically to the patient and their condition. His treatment philosophy is simple: “Surgery should be the last resort. I would not recommend any treatment to a patient that I would not accept for myself, my friends, or my family.”

In his spare time, he enjoys Tennis, Bodybuilding, and is an avid traveller.

Prashanth Reddy, MD
Pain Management

Dr. Prashanth Reddy, a dedicated pain management specialist, earned his medical degree from Ohio State University. He then completed his residency in anesthesiology at New York University. He advanced his training by completing a fellowship in pain management at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center.

Nisheeth Pandey, MD
Pain Management

Board-Certified in both Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Dr. Pandey received his M.D. from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He moved onto fulfill his residency at the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital finally returning back to Icahn to finish his Pain Management fellowship.

Steven Meyerson, MD

Dr. Meyerson is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Meyerson completed an internal medicine residency as well as a residency in diagnostic radiology at Westchester Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in body imaging at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York city. Dr. Meyerson is certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Meyerson believes in high-quality and compassionate care for his patients.

Paul Manadan, MD
Pain Management

Dr. Paul Manadan is a board-certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist. After completing an accelerated BS/MD program, he completed an anesthesiology residency and pain fellowship at the University of Michigan where he also served as chief resident. His practice consists of treatment for a wide variety of painful conditions affecting the neck, back, shoulder, hip, and knees. He believes in a multimodal treatment program for pain and frequently prescribes oral as well as topical pain medications in conjunction with interventional pain management techniques. In addition, he believes in a multispecialty approach to pain management and works closely with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists. Dr. Manadan consistently receives high ratings from his patients in all areas including and especially bedside manner and wait times.

Reginald Denis, MD

Dr. Reginald Denis is a neuroradiology specialist. He studied at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and graduated in 2001. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology.

Richard Pearl, MD

Dr. Richard E. Pearl received his medical degree from Universidad de Guadalajara and has been in practice as an orthopedist for more than 20 years.

Sara Malagold, PhD

Dr. Sara Malagold is a multicultural, warm, and experienced Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist working with children, adults, and elderly patients for more than 20 years.

Originally from Uruguay, she pursued her doctoral studies at the renowned University of Belgrano in Argentina. Specializing in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, she obtained her Ph.D. in 1999, holds a master's degree in psychoimmunoneuroendocrinology, and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Bar Ilan in Israel.

Dr. Malagold has been the head of the neuropsychology department at several universities, hospitals, and medical institutions in Argentina. She has also been part of numerous pharmacological and cognitive research studies within famous laboratories, seeking advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. She occupied faculty positions at universities in Argentina, not only as a full-time professor but also as a member of the Evaluation Committee for Doctoral Dissertation. Dr. Malagold specializes in early detection of Neuropsychological Disorders, differentiating between emotional, behavioral and cognitive problems.

Dr. Sara Malagold speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew, and patients can be treated in any of those languages as needed.

Angel Macagno, MD, FAAOS
Orthopedics, Spine

Dr. Angel Macagno was born and raised in Argentina where, as a board-certified physician, he practiced Orthopedic surgery for 15 years before deciding to fulfill his lifelong goal of practicing medicine in the United States. Dr. Macagno completed his first spine fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital where he specialized in complex spinal deformity in children and adolescents. He then completed a surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency at State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, followed by a second, ACGME-accredited, spine surgery fellowship at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, New York.

Dr. Macagno has participated in numerous research studies and has published several book chapters on spine-related topics. He is active member of multiple national and international societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Society and International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

Spinal injuries and complex deformities have an enormous impact on the lives of adults and children alike. Unlike other injuries and conditions, spine problems are quite debilitating and often very painful ­– which can severely alter the quality of an individual’s life. Dr. Macagno specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and deformities, including reconstructive spine surgery for children, adolescents, and adults. He is dedicated to helping people with spine conditions to actively restore their health. He uses his exceptional training, including minimally invasive spine surgery, to eliminate symptoms and give patients the best and fastest possible chance of recovery and a better life.

Isaac Kreizman, MD
Pain Management

Dr. Isaac Kreizman is a compassionate, precise pain management specialist serving Brooklyn and Greater New York City. His primary goal is to help his patients become pain free.

Procedures offered by Dr. Kreizman include epidurals, nerve-blocks, and plasma injections. When he is not in the office, Dr. Kreizman enjoys fishing, martial arts, and spending time with his wife and four children.

Stanley Ikezi, MD
Pain Management

Dr. Stanley Ikezi is a Double Board-Certified Pain Management Specialist. He is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, as well as a Board-Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician.

Dr. Ikezi completed his undergraduate and medical education at the prestigious Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (CUNY Medical School), and SUNY Downstate Medical School respectively. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude). He subsequently completed his Residency training in Anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn.

After completion of residency training, he went on to complete an ACGME-accredited pain medicine fellowship program, in the Department of Anesthesiology at the well-renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) – one of the top 10 Hospitals in the nation. Additionally, Dr. Ikezi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management from Binghamton University.

Dr. Ikezi has received numerous appraisals and letters of commendation from his patients and peers for his ability to effectively listen while providing compassionate and comprehensive care, using a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an approach aimed at treating the whole person– mind, body and spirit. Dr. Ikezi has over a decade worth of knowledge and clinical expertise in the practice of medicine. With his empathetic demeanor and outstanding skill set in the clinical practice of pain medicine, patients consider Dr. Ikezi the ‘go to guy’ for their pain management needs. He keeps up to date with advancement in pain medicine and employs new cutting edge treatments that have been clinical proven to relieve pain. He also incorporates multimodal strategies, minimally invasive therapies and spinal implantable devices to improve his patients’ functionality and overall quality of life.

Richard Gasalberti, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Richard Gasalberti, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ross University, School Of Medicine in 1984.

Bryan Elzholz, MD
Pain Management

Dr. Elzholz is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty in Interventional pain medicine. He specializes in managing painful conditions including reflex sympathetic dystrophy, occipital headaches, cervalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, musculoskeletal, myofascial pain, chronic pelvic and chronic abdominal pain syndromes.

Dr. Elzholz received his undergraduate degree with a bachelor in science, majoring in both biology and psychology from the University of Wisconsin. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and went on to complete his Medicine Internship at Yale University followed by residency in both Radiology-Nuclear Medicine, at Cornell University, and Anesthesiology, at New York University. He then completed his Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at the Columbia University-St. Lukes/Roosevelt Medical Center.

Dr. Elzholz is an expert in both image-guided minimally invasive techniques and medication management. He performs fluoroscopically guided procedures including but not limited to stellate ganglion & lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation trial & program, trigeminal nerve blocks, hypogastric plexus block, pudendal nerve blocks, splanchnic/celiac plexus blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cervical and lumbar facet joint blocks & injections, sacroiliac joint injections, discography, radiofrequency of the spinal cervical and lumbar facet joints nerves, radiofrequency of the dorsal root ganglion and peripheral nerves.

Louis Cornacchia MD, FAANS, FACS
Neurosurgery, Spine

Dr. Louis Cornacchia received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He completed his residency at UCSD Medical Center, Division of Neurosurgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

Richard Badke, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Richard Badke obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has been treating patients that experience chronic pain, radiculopathy, neuropathy, arthritis, and gait dysfunction for over 25 years. Dr. Badke is fluent in English and German.

Ashwin Malhotra, MD

Dr. Ashwin Malhotra is board-certified in neurology. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital, followed by a neurology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Malhotra completed a clinical neurophysiology fellowship in EEG/EMG also at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Malhotra is an active member of multiple medical societies and has an extensive research background. His specific clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, dementia prevention and anti-aging brain health, traumatic neuropathy/radiculopathy, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and headache disorders.

Jason Birnhak, MD

After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland College Park and chiropractic schooling at the National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Jason Birnhak began his work as a certified strength and condition specialist in 1996. Shortly after, he began practicing chiropractic care as he worked with many high school, college, and professional athletes to help them heal from their injuries and return safely to their sports.

After practicing in Baldwin for 20 years, Dr. Birnhak became one of the founders of Quantum Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Care, PLLC, in 2012 to help more people receive personalized, expert therapy services.

Sunil Kukreja, MD
Orthopedics, Spine

Dr. Sunil Kukreja is an orthopedic-trained surgeon with additional subspecialty fellowship training in simple and complex spine surgery. He completed his medical school and orthopedic residency training from prestigious institutions in India before acquiring advanced clinical skills through fellowship programs at some of the most reputed institutions of the United States, including Harvard University.

As part of his orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Kukreja has obtained surgical training in a wide range of general orthopedic pathologies -namely trauma, joint reconstructions, and sports medicine. However, he developed special interest in spine surgery and intended to pursue extensive and comprehensive training in this subspecialty. He dedicated extensive time performing clinical research at LSU Health Sciences (LSU-HSC), Shreveport, mainly focusing on the outcomes of minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal tumor resection procedures. He presented his findings in the annual academic spine meetings, namely AANS and CNS.

Upon completion of his research projects, he continued working at LSU-HSC as a clinical spine fellow for the year 2014-15. He obtained training in the surgical management of common spinal ailments including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis along all the major spinal segments; cervical, thoracic and lumbar. In the year 2015-16, he moved to Ohio State University to acquire advanced fellowship training in complex and deformity spinal procedures.

He later joined a Harvard fellowship pediatric orthopedic and spine program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston for the year 2016-17. During his stay at Harvard, he focused on obtaining the surgical skill set for the management of scoliosis deformity in the pediatric as well as in the adult age group. He also performed several general pediatric orthopedic procedures including the treatment of fractures, sports injuries, and dysplastic hip. He recently completed the spinal fellowship training at Buffalo University for the year 2017-18, where he mainly participated in minimally invasive spine surgeries including MIS-TLIF, minimally access lateral and oblique lumbar fusions.

Dr. Kukreja is a strong proponent of minimally invasive, endoscopic and small access spinal procedures. His special interests are microdiscectomy and laminectomy, minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, anterior and posterior cervical fusions, ventral access lumbar fusions including lateral, oblique and anterior fusions and spinal deformity as well as scoliosis surgeries.

Riaz Ahmed, MD
Primary Care Physician

Dr. Riaz Ahmed received his medical degree from Nishtar Medical College in 1979, and has been in practice for over 40 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Paul K. Ratzker, MD

Dr. Paul Ratzker is a neurosurgeon, providing surgical treatments for a range of conditions affecting the nervous system, such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, and then completed his residency in 1995 at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the Congress of Neurosurgeons. He is also a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.

Peter L. Tsenovoy, MD

Dr. Tsenovoy attended Moscow Sechenov Medical Academy and continued his medical education in the United States at New York Medical College. Here, Dr. Tsenovoy received residency training in internal medicine and completed a fellowship program in cardiovascular disease.

Patients visiting Dr. Tsenovoy can receive a full range of medical services. He provides general cardiology consultations, as well as treatment for specific illnesses and issues. In addition to his practice, Dr. Tsenovoy has published extensively and participated in clinical research programs at Harvard Medical School and New York Medical College.

Douglas D. Bradley, MD
Orthopedics, Spine

Dr. Douglas D. Bradley, M.D. is an Orthopedic Surgeon in Union, NJ. He specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery, has 17 years of experience, and is board certified. He graduated from Buffalo General Hospital and he is affiliated with Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center, and Christ Hospital.

Randall V. Ehrlich, MD

Randall V. Ehrlich, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. He received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and followed this with a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at NYU/The Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Arien Smith, MD, FACS

Arien Smith, MD, FACS, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon. Dr. Smith graduated from Yale University Medical School of Medicine in 2003. He then completed a neurosurgical residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery. He rounded out his medical training with an additional orthopedic complex spine fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Because of his medical background, Dr. Smith has a unique combination of subspecialty training in both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery and treats a wide range of spinal and brain disorders. He also brings his years of experience in pediatric and adult deformity and scoliosis surgery.

Alexandre B. De Moura, MD

Dr. Alexandre B. de Moura is an internationally recognized leader in spinal wellness. Upon graduating from Chicago Medical School as an MD, Dr. de Moura completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Temple University Medical Center. He then subsequently completed his fellowship in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center. In 1996, Dr. de Moura returned to Long Island with the copious experience he gained handling extremely complicated cases at some of the greatest orthopaedic facilities in the world. He has in fact helped thousands of patients overcome their spine conditions and return to normal levels of function.

Dr. de Moura’s care philosophy is based in attending to patients’ individual situations with the utmost of his respect, patience and understanding. He is interested in understanding your lifestyle because it plays a big role in making decisions about your care, and he is committed to thoroughly explaining your condition, available care options, the circumstances of your treatment and addressing any concerns or questions you may have in terms you can understand. He also takes extra steps that you’ll appreciate, like calling you at home to check on your recovery and lending you a caring ear when you need it.

Daniel M. Dorri, MD, FABMR
Pain Management

Dr. Dorri is a board-certified, fellowship-trained physician, specializing in pain management, physical medicine, and sports medicine. He has long been lauded as a pioneer in minimally invasive base spine and orthopedic pain management, performing the most sophisticated ultrasound-guided and minimally invasive procedures in the area.

Dr. Dorri’s medical training is extensive as it is impressive, dually trained in both the best universities of Iran and the United States. After his graduation from Shahid Beheshti in Tehran in 2000, he maintained his sports medicine orthopedic training positions as both the Surgical House Officer and Medical House Officer at both Army Hospital and the International Federation of Sports Medicine. He finished his International Olympic committee sports medicine course, awarded as an international instructor of FIMS. He has served as an Olympic team physician and world sports championships anti-doping officer.

After coming to America, Dr. Dorri was accepted to the prestigious UMDNJ sports medicine research fellowship position. He finished his surgical training at Montefiore hospital and his physical medicine and rehabilitation training from New York Medical College and the State University of New York. He was accepted to the well-known Kessler-UMDNJ interventional spine and pain management fellowship, where he trained with world-recognized pain management experts.

Jesu Jacob, MD

Dr. Jacob specializes in joint restoration and sports medicine. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003, and went on to complete a general surgical internship at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. From there, he completed an Orthopaedic Residency under Dr. John R. Denton at New York Medical College (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan Division). Dr. Jacob continued with further subspecialty training with a fellowship in sports medicine and adult reconstruction at the University of South Alabama’s Center for Joint Restoration under the direction of Albert Pearsall IV, MD. There, Dr. Jacob provided coverage for division 1 athletes at the University of South Alabama as their orthopaedic surgeon and as a fellow provided care for many professional athletes. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Marc M. Levinson, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Marc M. Levinson, M.D., is Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is currently practicing at CitiMed. He is an assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School and on staff at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

In practice for over thirty-five years, Dr. Levinson graduated with honors from St. George0s University in Grenada and received the Abdool Islami Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Basic Medical Sciences. Dr. Levinson completed an internship in internal medicine at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, an affiliate of John Hopkins University Hospital. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University's Rusk Institute and was chief resident of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Bellevue Hospital Rehabilitation Center.

For fourteen years, Dr. Levinson served as the Medical Director of Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital in Delray Beach, Florida. While there, he served on the State of Florida Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council and was an Inspector for the State of Florida Spina Cord Injury Council and the Florida State Inpatient Rehabilitation Committee. Dr. Levinson enjoyed hospital privileges at Delray Beach Community Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, West Boca Medical Center, and Bethesda Memorial Hospital.

In addition, Dr. Levinson practiced for many years in New York City with Seaport Orthopedics and NY Downtown Orthopaedic Associates.

As a physiatrist, Dr. Levinson treats a variety of medical conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

His treatments and practice include, but is not limited to:
• EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
• Ultra Sound Guided Injections
• Injections of Joints
• Neuropathies
• Treatment of Degenerative Diseases
• Pain Management
• Prosthetics and orthopedics
• Spasticity Treatment - Botulinum toxin injections
• Disability/Impairment Assessment
• Medicolegal Consulting
• Workers' Comp & No-Fault

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• The LEading Physicians of the World

Mohan Tripathi, MD

Dr. Tripathi is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. After graduating cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Genetics, Dr. Tripathi earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. This was followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His fellowship in Spine Surgery was completed at University of California – San Diego, one of the most comprehensive and sought-after spine surgery fellowships in the country.

Dr. Tripathi has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and presentations and remains active in research. Additionally, he is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

His practice encompasses a wide range of spinal conditions, including traumatic injuries and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His training allows him to cater treatment options specifically to the patient and their condition. His treatment philosophy is simple: “Surgery should be the last resort. I would not recommend any treatment to a patient that I would not accept for myself, my friends, or my family.”

In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, swimming, and water polo. He also is proficient in conversational Gujarati.

Sebastian Lattuga, MD

Dr. Sebastian Lattuga is a fellowship-trained and board-certified Spine Surgeon whose practice is exclusively dedicated to the care and treatment of patients with spinal disorders.

Dr. Lattuga is considered an expert in the surgical non-surgical management of traumatic and degenerative conditions affecting the spine including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, fractures, and many other conditions.

Dr. Lattuga has vast experience in surgical treatment of even the most complicated conditions affecting patients, having successfully helped thousands of patients. He is considered an expert in fusion surgery, decompression surgery, minimally invasive surgery and is highly skilled at all of the most modern, up to date and state of the art procedures required to address the individual patient needs.

Dr. Lattuga’s training is considered to be impeccable. He completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Stonybrook School of Medicine; Internship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, General Surgery; and Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgical Fellowship/Pain Management at University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS

Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo specializes in the treatment of degenerative spinal disease, spinal deformity, and cervical, lumbar, and thoracic conditions.

Dr. Okubadejo earned his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

He completed his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Okubadejo completed a spinal surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Okubadejo is a published research author and has presented his findings at several major spinal conferences around the globe. While a surgical resident, he won the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Resident Award for the best research project.

Dr. Okubadejo believes in the power of preventive care, minimally invasive surgical procedures, open communication with patients, and personalized care. When he’s not caring for patients, he enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures and the arts, and playing golf.

Alkies Lapas, DO

An honorary graduate of Rutgers University, Dr. Alkies Lapas received his doctorate of medicine from LECOM in Erie, PA, and completed a radiology residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Following residency, he pursued a subspecialty fellowship in Neuroradiology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, serving as Neuroradiology Division Chief Fellow as well as attending radiologist in the departments of Neuroradiology & Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has since been
appointed Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Neuroradiology by Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, participating in rotating medical student and radiology resident education and supervision in both private and clinical practice. In addition to being duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York, he holds active medical licenses in multiple other states and currently serves as Chairman of Radiology at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, NJ, where he is responsible for the clinical oversight of the Radiology Department, including quality assurance, protocol development, and direct management of the radiology staff. Moreover, Dr. Lapas devotes a majority of his professional time to the active clinical practice of medicine in the specialty of his Yale fellowship training, providing expert consult to surgeons and neurologists specializing in traumatic spine & brain injury.

Commitment to patient care, clinical excellence, and Gold Standard service and implementation are several key strengths that Dr. Lapas brings to CitiMed.

Natalio Damien Jr., MD

Dr. Natalio Damien Jr., MD is a diagnostic radiology specialist and has been in practice for over 30 years. Dr. Damien graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Winthrop University Hospital from 1985 to 1989 where he served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Damien pursued a subspecialty and completed his Fellowship in Cross Sectional Imaging at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Damien currently serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and is affiliated with many hospitals and imaging facilities throughout the metropolitan area.

Stephen P. Toder, MD

Dr. Toder was born in Brooklyn, New York. He went to Midwood High School, then to college at Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio, majoring in Biology. Dr. Toder did his medical school training at NYU School of Medicine, and then post-graduate Internal Medicine Internship at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, finally Radiology Residency at NYU/Bellevue, with an extra year fellowship in Abdominal Radiology. He was board certified in Diagnostic Radiology in 1980.

Dr. Toder worked in the Radiology Department at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, New Jersey from 1981 until the hospital closed in January 2004. In recent years, he has worked at East Orange General Hospital and Hudson Regional Hospital and at various out-patient radiology and MRI centers.

Some of his interests include books, movies, and crossword puzzles.

Michael Gerling, MD

Dr. Gerling specializes in surgical treatments of spinal disorders. A Canadian native, Dr. Gerling attended the University of California, Berkeley undergrad, UC San Diego medical school, Orthopedic residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, and Spine Fellowship training with Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a fellowship-trained, American Board Certified spine surgeon with advanced specialty training and extensive experience in complex cervical disorders, and minimally invasive techniques for treatment of spinal trauma, degenerative disorders or aging of the spine, and spinal deformity.

An active academic, Dr. Gerling is engaged in education and research. He has authored multiple clinical and basic science research papers, abstracts and textbook chapters, he frequently moderates research symposia, teaches courses for international spine societies and speaks at national and international conferences. He is an editorial reviewer for multiple journals, and he is a course instructor for the only spine surgical skills course offered at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting. As a member of multiple research societies, including the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Herndon Society, he is past President of the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society and a Fellow of the AAOS. He currently sits on the Program Committee for the Spine section of the AAOS, LSRS, and CSRS.

Jason M. Gallina, MD
Orthopedics, Spine

Dr. Jason M. Gallina, MD is an orthopedic and spine surgeon. He graduated from UMDNJ in 2002. Dr. Gallina completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 2007 at Mount Sinai (St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center) and completed his fellowship in spine surgery at St. John’s Hospital & Health Center in 2008.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Steven A. Bernstein, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS

Dr. Bernstein is a podiatric surgeon in Fort Lee, NJ. He graduated from Temple University / Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and specializes in podiatric surgery and podiatric foot & ankle surgery.

Jeffrey Guttman, MD

Jeffrey Guttman is a diligent and detail-oriented orthopedic surgeon based in Westbury, NY. He earned his degree in medicine from New York University. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and a fellowship in sports medicine at Allegheny University Hospitals. He also holds a bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board certified physician specializing in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Guttman is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Guttman is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient’s situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

Barbara Steele, MD

Dr. Barbara Steele is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. She received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at New York Medical College. Dr. Steele sees patients at all eleven CitiMed Medical locations.

Nazia Shah, DPM

Nazia Shah, DPM, is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, (ACFAS). Dr. Shah graduated from Temple University and finished her surgical training at Hoboken University, New Jersey.

Dr. Shah has gained training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery with a primary focus on reconstruction, acute and chronic trauma, and sports injuries.

She is an enthusiast. Her passion lies in tailoring treatment based on each individual. She excels in being intuitive to all patient concerns. Her primary focus is patients’ comfort and to provide education to make it easy to appreciate the root of his or her pain. Each day when a patient walks in relaying symptom-free ambulation is a good day.

Success to Dr. Shah is constant growth and learning in the field of her passion. Dr. Shah specializes in the foot and ankle using innovative techniques and concepts. She is constantly involved in attending lectures and workshops around the country to further her skills.

During her free time, she enjoys exploring the New York areas, traveling, reading, focusing on constant personal growth, and staying active.

Mark Goodstein, MD
Pain Management

Mark Goodstein, M.D. is a double board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician. He specializes in interventional management of spine pain with a focus on reducing pain and restoring the function of physical capacities. He has been practicing for over 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Pain Management from Thomas Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Michael Jurkowich, MD
Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Michael Jurkowich is one of our physicians and is a board-certified Physiatrist as well as fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine. He completed his fellowship training at Alabama Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine Associates.

Prior to this, he completed his residency training at the State University of New York, Downstate, serving as Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr. Jurkowich attended Ross University School of Medicine where he graduated with High Honors. He currently remains an active member in multiple medical organizations including the Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine, and the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Jurkowich specializes in non-surgical treatment of headaches, neck and back pain through the use of epidurals, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, vertebral augmentation, spinal cord stimulator trials, discography, and intra-discal steroid injections. Through his extensive training, Dr. Jurkowich is also certified to perform electrodiagnostic testing such as EMG/NCV which can prove vital in the diagnosis and targeted treatment of such conditions.

Additionally, Dr. Jurkowich employs the technology of ultrasound to perform MSK examinations as well as peripheral joint and tendon injections for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.

Abdalla Adam, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Abdalla Adam MD is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in Brooklyn, NY with over 32 years of experience.

Lulenesh Belayneh, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Lulenesh Belayneh, M.D., is a board-certified and recertified physician with training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She graduated from Addis Ababa University. She completed her Internship in Internal Medicine at Our Lady Of Mercy Hospital, currently known as, Montefiore Hospital and completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Alexandre Grigorian, DO
Family Medicine

Dr. Alexandre Grigorian obtained his graduate medical degree from North-West State Medical University, St Petersburg, Russia in 1990. After relocating to the US, he obtained his second graduate medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and completed Family Practice residency program at Wyckoff Height Medical Center in 2001. Dr. Grigorian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Physicians and authorized and registered with NYS Workers' Compensation Board. Dr. Grigorian is fluent in English and Russian.

Oleg Olshanetskiy, DO
Family Medicine

Dr. Olshanetskiy, received his first graduate medical degree from Odessa State School of Medicine, Ukraine in 1991. He received his second graduate medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, N.Y. in 1998. He completed a 3 year Family Medicine residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital of the Mount Sinai Healthcare System, New York and Peninsula Hospital Medical Center of the Northwell LIJ Healthcare System, New York.

Dr. Olshanetskiy serves as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the F.A.A. and a Certified Medical Examiner for the D.O.T. He is honorably recognized by the American College of Family Physicians and Diplomate of American Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Olshanetskiy is fluent in Russian, Ukranian, and English.

Olanrewaju Adeosun, MD
Primary Care Physician

Dr. Olanrewaju Adeosun is an internist at CitiMed Medical. He has been licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York since 1996. Dr. Adeosun received his medical degree from the University of Lagos College of Medicine and completed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.